[PATCH] fully preemptible kernel

From: Robert Love (rml@tech9.net)
Date: Sun Dec 09 2001 - 15:41:06 EST

Updated preempt-kernel patches for 2.4.16 and 2.4.17-pre6 are now
available at:


patches for various previous kernels are there as well, but not in sync
with this release.

This patch enables a fully preemptible linux kernel -- userspace
processes are preemptible by higher priority tasks, even if running in
kernel space. Nice gains in response _and_ throughput are observed.

The main change in this release is support for the SH architecture.
i386 and ARM are also supported.

Testing and subsequent feedback is welcome. Enjoy,

        Robert Love

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